Cool exhibit: Baseball and comic books combined!

Display cases in San Diego's Central Library feature cool comic books and original art with a baseball theme! Perfect for both San Diego's MLB All-Star Game and Comic-Con!
Display cases in San Diego’s Central Library feature cool comic books and original art with a baseball theme! Perfect for both San Diego’s MLB All-Star Game and Comic-Con!

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game and San Diego Comic-Con are taking place at nearly the same time! They are separated by only one week. So a very cool exhibit related to both events has been created in the downtown San Diego library. You can find this exhibit on the first floor, just beyond the lobby.

Lots of baseball-related comic books and original comic artwork is on display, taken from the vast baseball collection of Andy Strasberg, who once was Vice President of Marketing for the San Diego Padres.

It was hard to take photos without reflections on the glass display cases. Seeing these comics in person is so, so much better!

This comic book art will remain on public display through San Diego Comic-Con and long after–until August 26. Since the Central Library is just a couple blocks from the San Diego Convention Center, and across the street from Petco Park, where other fun activities are planned–why not head over to check it out!

Comics Team Up With Baseball. Selections from the collection of Andy Strasberg. On view through August 26.
Comics Team Up With Baseball. Selections from the collection of Andy Strasberg. On view through August 26.
Pages from It Really Happened, 1946.
Pages from It Really Happened, 1946.
The Amazing Willie Mays, 1954. Famous Funnies Publications.
The Amazing Willie Mays, 1954. Famous Funnies Publications.
Babe Ruth As I Knew Him, 1948. Dell Publishing.
Babe Ruth As I Knew Him, 1948. Dell Publishing.
Original artwork for the satirical Motley's Crew comic strip.
Original artwork for the satirical Motley’s Crew comic strip.
The Legend of the Blue Knight, 1997. Jackie Robinson's 50th Anniversary commemorative comic book.
The Legend of the Blue Knight, 1997. Jackie Robinson’s 50th Anniversary commemorative comic book.
Gil Thorp, 1963. Dell Publishing.
Gil Thorp, 1963. Dell Publishing.
A funny Beetle Bailey comic strip, titled Star of The Team.
A funny Beetle Bailey comic strip, titled Star of The Team.
Yogi Berra Baseball Hero, 1951. Fawcett Publications.
Yogi Berra Baseball Hero, 1951. Fawcett Publications.
Richie Rich, Casper and Wendy--National League, 1976. Harvey Publications.
Richie Rich, Casper and Wendy–National League, 1976. Harvey Publications.
Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact, 1964. George A. Pflaum.
Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact, 1964. George A. Pflaum.
Vintage comic book explains how pitchers apply spin to a baseball, making a ball move differently as it approaches the batter.
Vintage comic book explains how pitchers apply spin to a baseball, making a ball move differently as it approaches the batter.
How the Automatic Umpire Works. Unknown date and publisher.
How the Automatic Umpire Works. Unknown date and publisher.
Baseball Facts and Fun Book, 1956. Post Sugar Crisp.
Baseball Facts and Fun Book, 1956. Post Sugar Crisp.
Original comic artwork for Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica. Batter On, 1974.
Original comic artwork for Archie’s Girls Betty and Veronica. Batter On, 1974.
A real classic. Tip Top Comics, 1955. United Features.
A real classic. Tip Top Comics, 1955. United Features.
Walt Disney's Donald Duck, 1978. The baseball flew down his sleeve!
Walt Disney’s Donald Duck, 1978. The baseball flew down his sleeve!
One of several Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies baseball comic books on display. Bugs Bunny is about to pitch a tomato to arch-nemesis Elmer Fudd!
One of several Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies baseball comic books on display. Bugs Bunny is about to pitch a tomato to his arch-nemesis Elmer Fudd!
Comic book cover features Bugs Bunny angrily calling a baseball umpire out!
Comic book cover features Bugs Bunny angrily calling a baseball umpire out!
Even when at bat, Bugs Bunny likes to chomp on his carrot. What's up, doc?
Even when at bat, Bugs Bunny likes to chomp on his carrot. What’s up, doc?
Bugs Bunny's ears nimbly catch a pitched ball! Elmer Fudd is not amused.
Bugs Bunny’s ears nimbly catch a pitched ball! Elmer Fudd is not amused.

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10 thoughts on “Cool exhibit: Baseball and comic books combined!”

      1. Looks like such a great exhibition. Yes, I’m sure some of those old comic books are very rare, I’m sure lots of comic and baceball fans will enjoy seeing them ๐Ÿ™‚

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